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Freedom of Information, Privacy Protection & Public Interest Disclosures in the Northern Territory : annual report 2011-2012

Details:

Title

Freedom of Information, Privacy Protection & Public Interest Disclosures in the Northern Territory : annual report 2011-2012

Other title

Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report 2011 - 12

Creator

Northern Territory. Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report; Annual Report

Date

2012-09-30

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Whistle blowing; Law and Legislation; Annual report; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Commissioner for Information and Public Interest Disclosures annual report; Annual Report

Volume

2011/12

Previously known as

Office of the Information Commissioner

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/243418

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/603229

Page content

Page 44 The Office celebrated the start of PAW 2012 with a full-page feature article on the risks for children and young people on line in the Sunday Territorian of 29 April 2012. The Office also sent a letter to the CEOs of all NT public sector organisations about their obligations under the Act and emailed a privacy tip each day of PAW week to Information Officers throughout the NT. The privacy tips were also assembled into a desk card which was freely distributed. All PAW 2012 promotional materials are published on our website: http://www.infocomm.nt.gov.au/privacy/archive_privacyawareness.htm or can be made available in hard copy on request. 8.3. Supporting Information Officers The Office encourages Chief Executive Officers and other senior personnel to support their Information Officers. It is vitally important that Information Officers: receive regular training about the Act; are familiar with the business operations and administrative arrangements of the organisation; are at a sufficiently senior level to have the confidence to approach senior personnel in the organisation and discuss an FOI application or privacy complaint; and have the support of their Chief Executive Officer. The Commissioner thanks all those Information Officers who work hard to ensure that the Objects of the Information Act are respected within their organisation to create the proper balance between freedom of information and the protection of privacy. 8.4. Staying informed of developments in FOI and privacy Officers are required to stay abreast of developments in FOI and Privacy. During the year, the Office attended the following events: The 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. The Conference a wide range on speakers and topics discussed included: o third party accountability agents as extenders of enforcement agencies; o data protection and defining personal information; o security in an insecure world; o privacy responsibility in cloud computing; o data protection resource allocation in an age of big data and globalization; and o the growing role of technologists in data protection authorities. Two meetings of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA). Discussions included: o the difficulties faced when regulating privacy breaches and encouraging community awareness with limited resources and the benefits of collaboration;


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